|BCD7B||Machin Stamps with Security Feature first day cover, unsigned edition||£35.00||Limited Availability|
Issue Date: 17/02/2009
Producer: Buckingham Covers
From February 2009 all 1st and 2nd class Machin Definitives and higher-priced values were produced as self-adhesive stamps with enhanced security features including semi-circular slits and an iridescent overprint. These can be seen when held up to the light. Otherwise they remain the same ‘Machin’ Stamp design.
As New Issue Stamps, they had a First Day of Issue.
These initiatives are part of the on-going development of security features for Stamps. The slits are designed to inhibit the removal of these Stamps for fraudulent sale and re-use. The overprint features the words ‘Royal Mail’ in a pattern reminiscent of security features on banknotes.
This cover bears the new security Machin stamps for the values of £1.50, £2.00, £3.00 and £5.00.
Each cover is postmarked on the day of issue at Windsor and it is Windsor Castle shown on the beautiful cover illustration along with the words, in gold blocking "New Definitives".Signed Editions
Just 40 of these covers were personally signed by actor, Kevin Whately. We thought he linked well with the "security" theme of the stamps since he of course played Inspector Lewis in ITV's TV Drama of the same name, having previously played Sergeant Lewis in Inspector MorseWebsite Only Offer Save £20!
Buy the signed edition this cover during March 2010 for JUST £30. That is an incredible £20 off the full price of £50.
Offer ends on Thursday 1st April 2010 or while stocks last (we don't have many as you can imagine since only 40 were signed in the first place).